Italy's Padua celebrates inclusion on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites

Jul 25, 2021 699

A complex of eight historic clusters of buildings in the northern Italian walled city of Padua was added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) list of World Heritage sites on Saturday. The decision was made during the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's 44th session held online and chaired from Fuzhou, China.

The UNESCO recognized a group of eight religious and secular complexes called "Padua Urbs Picta" within the walls of Padua (the city is called "Padova" in Italian). The buildings are home to what UNESCO called "a selection of fresco cycles painted between 1302 and 1397 by different artists for different types of patrons and within buildings of diverse functions." 

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